Alternative Cures for Children's Coughs and Colds

Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's October recommendation that children ages 2 to 6 should not use cough and cold medicines, and the ruling that those medicines for children under the age of 2 must be pulled from shelves, alternative remedies are on the way, sources said. We have seen more salt-water nasal sprays, and doctors recommending the use of humidifiers and alternative therapies,

Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's October recommendation that children ages 2 to 6 should not use cough and cold medicines, and the ruling that those medicines for children under the age of 2 must be pulled from shelves, alternative remedies are on the way, sources said.

“We have seen more salt-water nasal sprays, and doctors recommending the use of humidifiers and alternative therapies,” Michele Snider, director of pharmacy for Save Mart Supermarkets, Modesto, Calif.,

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